Tracker Pixel for Entry

​Anne Krapu-HPR journalism scholarship opportunity

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Editorial | February 6th, 2019

Artwork by Jessi Schmitt

Last winter HPR grieved with Gary and Madeline Krapu of Valley City over the unexpected and untimely death of their daughter Anne Krapu. Anne, 31 had been a contributor to HPR and Valley City Times Record for nearly half of her life covering popular culture, politics, and social justice issues. She traveled the world as an educator and worked tirelessly as a political campaign staffer. It may be fair to say that during her brief time here, she lived more than most.

In her memory HPR is partnering with the Krapus by annually offering two candidates a $3,000 journalism scholarship in her name. Though the initial deadline has passed the deadline has been extended to February 15, 2019. According to the scholarship’s mission statement, “Now, more than ever, Anne's family and the HPR want to support North Dakotans aged 15-25 who wish to learn the skills necessary to report honestly, fearlessly, and for the benefit of all the reading public.”

The way the funds will be used is entirely up to the candidate and the board to whatever is best suited to the candidate’s needs. Whether it’s a writing workshop or online writing course and beyond. The board wants to see you succeed and is more than willing to assist scholarships recipients on their career path in journalism.

Two of those board members are John Strand and Raul Gomez. Never have I ever met two people so dedicated to providing a voice to and for the people. Never have I ever met two people who have helped me out more with my own career. The Krapus are pretty great too. I assure you the future scholarship recipient will be in good hands.

The application process requires two writing samples. One must be a news feature reporting on a local event. While the other must be an opinion piece touching on an issue that the candidate feels strongly about. The application also requires a CV emphasizing community engagement and accomplishments in writing. Have you volunteered somewhere? Were you a part of your high school paper? Have you managed a blog or had a letter to the editor published? Well there then, if you said yes to any of those, you’re almost there! Applicants must also have a letter of recommendation as well as a statement of long term goals and how this scholarship will aid in achieving said goals.

Applications can be intimidating. Whether it be for a job, for college, for a grant or scholarship don’t let that stop you. After all you never have a chance if you don’t put yourself out there.

For those of you looking to boost your writing muscle or your resume, volunteers are the lifeblood of our little paper and we’re always on the lookout for talented feature writers within the pages of the High Plains Reader. Think you have what it takes to contribute? Drop us a line and show us what you’ve got. Be a part of our community mouthpiece. Life is too short to be quiet and let the world pass you by.

For more information on the Anne Krapu-HPR journalism scholarship please visit, http://www.akrapu-hpr.org.

Recently in:

News

Women in Bad Lands

by C.S. Hagen

THE BADLANDS – “I just want to flip the proverbial bird to North Dakota as I leave,” Sarah Gulenchyn said. She took a last drag off her American Spirit – burned quick to the filter – before stamping it out. The door to…

Culture

Fire!

by Ryan Janke

In a remote area along the Sheyenne River just southeast of Sheldon, North Dakota lies a sleepy patch of land that comes to life this week as the High Plains Regional Rendezvous kicks off this Saturday.The rendezvous is a week-long…

Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.Zandbroz Variety, 420 N Broadway, FargoNDSU Press and Zandbroz Variety are teaming up for an author event you won’t want to miss. The author event features Denise K. Lajimodiere and the launch of her…

I think Steve Earle described the current state of pop country music best when he said, “The best stuff coming out of Nashville is all by women except for Chris Stapleton," he said. "The guys just wanna sing about getting f***ed…

Gadfly

​American Prophet

by Ed Raymond

Bob Dylan: “You Better Start Swimmin’ Or You’ll Sink Like A Stone”I was shocked when Hibbing native Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. I think he was, too. I had always enjoyed his songs as great…

To say that this year’s Bartenders Battle was the best display of talent in the six years since its creation would be an understatement and a disservice to not only the bartenders who made it into the competition, but also the…

All About Food

It’s date night!

by HPR Contributor

By Seng Phengdouangdethsengphengdouangdeth@gmail.comAs things are finally starting to warm up in the region, it’s time to kick that delivery habit you’ve developed all winter long and take your main squeeze out somewhere with…

When asked to describe the sound of Green Blue, Minneapolis based musician Annie Sparrows formerly of the Soviettes and Awesome Snakes laughed and said, “Our friend came up to me after a show and he said ‘Do you like Belle and…

Martin Scorsese embraces the prankster spirit of a longtime inspiration/subject in “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story.” The confounding testimony is as much mockumentary as documentary, combining new interviews and…

You may have seen Nicki Marie slingin’ her elaborately folded paper star creations at various craft and cultural festivals around the region. She was also a recipient of a folk art and traditional apprenticeship grant made…

The Cass Act Players will take the stage this weekend to bring “Weather the Storm” to Bonanzaville’s Dawson Hall in West Fargo.“Weather the Storm” is a musical based on the infamous tornado that hit Fargo’s Golden Ridge…

Stand-up comedy is traditionally a one-way exchange. Outside of the odd question addressed to a random audience member, the limit of the spectators’ contribution to the conversation is their laughter at the comedy stylings being…

If you’re from the region you may have sipped, sampled or caught word of a libation often referred to as “red eye” or “wedding whiskey” at some point. In fact some of our friends of German Russia descent swear by it. If…

Wellness

Yoga on the Farm

by Ryan Janke

Every Thursday evening during the month of June, Mara Solberg is inviting people to come out and try Yoga on the Farm. It is a unique yoga experience that was born from an idea that was proposed to Solberg.“I’ve been with Red…

by Devin Joubertdevinlillianjoubert@gmail.comIt’s that beautiful time of the year that’s filled with seasonal decorations, sparkly lights, warm family gatherings, and delicious feasts. I love everything about this time of the…

Last Word

The ten year reunion

by HPR Contributor

By Zach Nerpelzachnerpel@gmail.comI was going by “Zach” on this particular evening. Not like I’d go by anything else in any other situation, but tonight it was determined I’d wear a nametag. I showed up to the Fargo Brewing…